Issue 43 – October 2012
New guidance from the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation (MBIE), Transitional arrangements for internal surface finish requirements for Protection from Fire, explains how to comply with the new test methods for verifying internal surface finishes specified in the revised New Zealand Building Code clauses C1 – C6, Protection from Fire (2012).
This guidance applies between 10 April 2012 and 9 April 2013.
This allows time for manufacturers and suppliers of lining and surface finishing products to update their product data, using the new test methods.
→ Read MBIE's Transitional arrangements for internal surface finish requirements for Protection from Fire (www.dbh.govt.nz/bc-update-135)
Summarised from information supplied by MBIE, 6 September 2012.